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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: Available On Sale Date: Jun 07, 2022 Carton Quantity: 24 $19.99 CAD
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Fibbed
By (author): Elizabeth Agyemang
Elizabeth Agyemang

Imprint:

Razorbill

ISBN:

9780593204900

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Children: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
Jun 07, 2022
$19.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.68 in | 0.92 lb

Page Count:

256 pages
Razorbill
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends & Mythology
“Elizabeth Agyemang smartly weaves culture, adventure, and a little magic into a dynamic story about stories. Agyemang’s colorful illustrations breathe life into Nana’s journey as she connects with her roots and learns to believe in her own voice. At its core, FIBBED is a bold reminder that stories—and those who tell them—have power.” —Booki Vivat, New York Times bestselling author of the Frazzled series



A magical middle-grade graphic novel about a girl who doesn’t lie but no one believes, and who winds up tangled in the web of a trickster spider of Ghanaian lore, Ananse.


Everyone says that the wild stories Nana tells are big fibs. But she always tells the truth, as ridiculous as it sounds to hear about the troupe of circus squirrels stealing her teacher’s toupee. When another outlandish explanation lands her in hot water again, her parents announce that Nana will be spending the summer with her grandmother in Ghana.



She isn’t happy to be missing the summer camp she’s looked forward to all year, or to be living with family that she barely knows, in a country where she can’t really speak the native language. But all her worries get a whole lot bigger—literally—when she comes face-to-face with Ananse, the trickster spider of legend.



Nana soon discovers that the forest around the village is a place of magic watched over by Ananse. But a group of greedy contractors are draining the magic from the land, intent on selling the wishes for their own gain. Nana must join forces with her cousin Tiwaa, new friend Akwesi, and Ananse himself to save the magic from those who are out to steal it before the magic—and the forest—are gone for good.

#OWNVOICES CONTEMPORARY FANTASY: Like Nana, our author Liz Agyemang (pronounced: Ah—jay—mine) was born in Ghana but came to the United States as a young child. This story is a personal look at what it’s like to grow up across two different cultures, with family dynamics and friendships that feel completely authentic.

A NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC MYTH: According to legend, all stories belong to Ananse, but this one is all Liz. She’s taken the classic myths about the trickster spider Ananse and created a whole new story that’s completely modern and entirely her own, but that pays tribute to a rich history of Ghanaian storytelling.

QUESTIONS OF IDENTITY AND BELONGING: Our main character, Nana, deals with all of the complicated feelings of being a first-generation American returning to her parents’ home country, and the result is a story that will feel familiar not just to other children of immigrants, but to any kid who’s ever felt out of place or felt like they didn’t belong.

BEAUTIFUL ART: Along with the compelling story, this graphic novel features gorgeously drawn, wonderfully colorful art that perfectly depicts its lush, magical world.

AN INDUSTRY COLLEAGUE: Liz Agyemang is one of our own—she is a junior editor with HMH BFYR and is co-chair for POC in Publishing’s Communications and Events Subcommittee .

EDUCATOR INTEREST: Author’s note included that touches upon Ghanaian and African oral storytelling, culture, and mythology. Additionally, the book contains themes related to immigration, family, and colonialism. 



ENTHUSIASTIC PROMOTER: Liz makes illustration videos online and has plenty of ideas for future FIBBED content. 

• Twitter: twitter.com/onceADDAI

• TikTok: tiktok.com/@onceaddai

• Instagram: www.instagram.com/onceaddai

• Website: elizabethagyemang.com



ANOTHER GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM LIZ IN THE PIPELINE!: We will publish Liz’s next graphic novel in Spring 2023.

Elizabeth Agyemang is an illustrator, printmaker, and storyteller. She writes about magic, history, folklore, love, and fairy tales, and draws from elements of her Ghanaian heritage and faith. Elizabeth graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied Fine Arts and Professional Writing, and she now works in publishing. When she isn’t gushing over books or comics, she spends her time dissecting classic movies and playing video games. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @onceAddai and online at Elizabethagyemang.com.

Author Residence: New Jersey

Author Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana

Marketing: National media campaign 

Consumer advertising campaign 

Online promotion and social media outreach 

Promotion at consumer festivals 

Librarian and educator outreach 

“Elizabeth Agyemang smartly weaves culture, adventure, and a little magic into a dynamic story about stories. Agyemang’s colorful illustrations breathe life into Nana’s journey as she connects with her roots and learns to believe in her own voice. At its core, FIBBED is a bold reminder that stories—and those who tell them—have power.” —Booki Vivat, New York Times bestselling author of the Frazzled series

“Thoughtful metafiction with an unshakeable cultural richness.”— Kirkus Reviews

“Energetic folk art–style illustrations [capture] the vibrant setting and colorful Ghanaian attire… a voyage of self-discovery while demonstrating the magical power of stories and their ability to reach across cultures and generations.“—The Horn Book

”Multilayered, colorful, and compelling…With a creative storyline; powerful messages about the importance of family, teamwork, and problems of imperialism; and colorful, stylized, and striking artwork, Fibbed will appeal to young people interested in folklore, magic realism, and adventure stories.“ — Booklist 


”Lush warm colors and patterns enhance the beauty of Ghana’s natural landscapes and outdoor market…[and] immerse young readers in Ghanaian traditions, folklore, and language." Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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